Sergio Agüero ends his vacation early and starts training at FC Barcelona. The Argentine works individual shifts while his compatriot Lionel Messi is on vacation with buddy Luis Suárez in Ibiza and Barça is in Donaueschingen in the training camp.
That’s what you call an exemplary and highly motivated employee: Actually, Sergio Agüero would have had a few days of vacation after Argentina’s triumph at the Copa America, but the center forward ended it voluntarily and traveled to his new club early.
On Friday, Agüero registered in Ciutat Esportiva for the first training session at FC Barcelona – individual training, mind you. Because his teammates are currently in Germany at the training camp in Donaueschingen, preparing for the friendly game on Saturday at VfB Stuttgart.
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So Agüero is doing hard work alone in Barcelona. After his arrival in Barcelona on Friday he went straight to the gym of FC Barcelona, after which there were the first smaller units on the training field. Of course, it is important to build up a little basic fitness again after a good two and a half weeks of relaxation. Agüero spent his vacation on the Greek island of Mykonos and on the Balearic island of Ibiza.
Lionel Messi meets Luis Suárez in Ibiza
So Agüero narrowly missed his compatriot and friend Lionel Messi. The six-time world footballer, who stayed in his hometown of Rosario in Argentina after the Copa success, made a short stopover in Barcelona on Wednesday to travel on to Ibiza. Here La Pulga enjoys the last days of vacation with his former teammates Luis Suárez and Cesc Fabregas.
So Messi is still on vacation, while Agüero is already busy training. “I am very happy to be able to start training and look forward to seeing my team-mates,” said Agüero briefly via video message to all fans.
He will then be able to welcome his teammates to Barcelona on August 5th. The departure from Baden-Württemberg takes place on August 3rd – but not with Barcelona as a destination. Blaugrana is making a stopover in Salzburg to meet Red Bull Salzburg there (August 4th, 7 p.m., live on ServusTV). Only then do you go back to your Catalan homeland. By then at the latest, Lionel Messi should also meet his teammates – whether with a new contract or still without.